Feedback and Complaints
Handling Feedback and Complaints
Charities Institute Ireland is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the general public and our supporters are of the highest possible standard. We listen and respond to the views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve.
Charities Institute Ireland welcomes both positive and negative feedback. Therefore we aim to ensure that:
it is as easy as possible to make a complaint;
we treat as a complaint any clear expression of dissatisfaction with our operations which calls
for a response;
we treat it seriously whether it is made by telephone, letter, fax, email or in person;
we deal with it quickly and politely;
we respond accordingly - for example, with an explanation, or an apology where we have got
things wrong, and information on any action taken etc;
we learn from complaints, use them to improve, and monitor them at our Board.
What to do if you have feedback
If you do have a complaint about any aspect of our work, you can contact Liz Hughes in writing or by telephone.
In the first instance, your complaint will be dealt with by our CEO (or other named office holder with sufficient seniority to address the complaint). Please give us as much information as possible and let us know how you would like us to respond to you, providing relevant contact details.
43 Fitzwilliam Place
Tel: +353 1 541 4770
What happens next?
If you complain in person or over the phone, we will try to resolve the issue there and then. Similarly, if you complain by email or in writing we will always acknowledge your complaint within 7 days, and do everything we can to resolve it within 21 days. If this is not possible, we will explain why and provide a new deadline.
What if the complaint is not resolved?
If you are not happy with our response, you may get in touch again by writing to Charities Institute Ireland Chairman. The Chairman will ensure that your appeal is considered at Board level and will respond within two weeks of this consideration by Board members.
If you have feedback or a complaint – Step Two
Ideally in the first instance you should address your complaint to the organisation as outlined above.You may however at any stage make your complaint to the Charities Regulator who oversee charities compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.
If you wish to contact them regarding a concern, you must complete their online concerns form.